Let's See Your Watches! The Vintage Watch Thread.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Chamorro, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Here is my latest addition......picked up in Springfield.......a Imperial Watch Company (a Swiss brand), 17 jewel, no adjustments.......mid-30's, Art Deco........with proper period Jemex 12K 20 year bracelet not often found.
    GREAT condition with very litte wear......keeps great time!!!
    Cheer,
    M
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  2. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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    Thanks!
     
  3. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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    The Waltham I bought at a garage sale or the cool Hamilton?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

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    Both are very handsome. But I'm partial to the Waltham on the left. Gold case surrounding a silver dial and what looks like a domed crystal -- nice!
     
  5. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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    IMG_20170510_084500.jpg IMG_20170510_084341.jpg IMG_20170510_084433.jpg IMG_20170510_084527.jpg Something you don't see everyday. Mint Bulova 17 Jewels. In original box and case. Never worn with original Bulova band. Has original price sticker, hang tag and warranty card
     
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  6. viclip

    viclip Practically Family

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  7. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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  8. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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    . The guarantee doesn't state a term!
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  9. -Ariel-

    -Ariel- Familiar Face

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    Soviet watch.
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  10. My father's Bulova...

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    and my grandfather's Elgin...

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    both still going strong.
     
  11. Mike Ford

    Mike Ford New in Town

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    Hamilton Electric I am wearing today. Quickly becoming my favorite. IMG_20170518_152246.jpg
     

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  12. Lord Flashheart

    Lord Flashheart A-List Customer

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    Hello all, I've posted these elsewhere but I thought I would put the, on here. First up is my 1950's Birks Rideau which is my favourite watch and handy when I'm out in the MGB.

    Second is my 1918 gold Zenith. Lovely watch but a little delicate for my lifestyle so it doesn't get out much. Hope you like em!
     

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  13. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    ⇧ Both are outstanding looking watches.
     
  14. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    Bought this stunning late 1920s/early 1930s Bulova yesterday for a hundred bucks It's beautifully engraved and has enamel work on it, and has the original radium hands, which still glow. It's 17 jewels. IMG_20170521_133034.jpg
     
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  15. 1955mercury

    1955mercury One of the Regulars

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    That's a very nice Bulova, Vintage. The hands aren't radium though. It's probably tritium. Your watch is a Bulova "President Madison" model made in the late 20's. It's suppose to have Gothic style hands.
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  16. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    Thank you! I thought the hands didn't look right... I was told they were original, but looking at similar models, I knew they were replacements. And thank you for identifying the watch model, too. Sure saved me a lot of research. Was $100 a good price to have paid?
     
  17. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    $40 more in 90 years sounds like a good payoff!! LOL
     
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  18. 1955mercury

    1955mercury One of the Regulars

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    You're most welcome. $60 in 1929 would be equivalent to $847 today, so you did well. It should have the Bulova 9AT movement in it which was made from 1927 to 1931. The correct style hands would be Cathedral hands and not Gothic. I made a mistake on them. If you open the case back you should see a 7 digit serial number. The first number in the serial number is the year in the decade it was made. For example if the first number is an "8" your watch was made in 1928.
     
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  19. JC Motors

    JC Motors New in Town

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    I have a few vintage watches that belonged to my grandfather and father. I'll photograph them once I get the new band put on my Bulova N7 Automatic
     
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  20. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    The little Eska...
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